Culture Festival Vocabulary Writing

How to write a successful Christmas letter


Christmas is a time to get in touch with friends and family. What better way than to spread your love than by sending a thoughtful Christmas letter?

Culture Reading Travel Vocabulary

Weekend trip: Lisbon

Have a long weekend and want to spend it outside of Spain?


Check out these tips to have a great weekend in Lisbon!

Culture News Reading Vocabulary

Well, well, well, It looks like Spain is at the top of the list!

From the millions of tourists that come to Spain every year it is easy to see that Spain is a popular country for foreigners. But does living here bring the same qualities?

english Unclassified Vocabulary

Watch out for some false friends!!!

If you are studying English, you probably know that some words are not what they seem to be. Be careful! These are some false friends you should learn:


If you wantto talk about something that is happening NOW, don’t go for actuallyNowadays is the word you are looking for.

When we use actually we only try to emphasise something we are saying. E.G.What did he actually say? (And remember! We are not talking about the moment when he said/says that).

Culture Learning Reading Vocabulary

The Mormons – a different American phenomenon

To Americans, Utah means «Mormons» – one of the most surprising religious groups in the USA. To this day, Mormons largely run Utah, as they have done since their ancestors first colonized the state in the 19th century. And even if, today, there are more and more non-Mormons living in Utah, it is still Mormons who govern many aspects of life in this part of the Mountain West.

Learning Reading Vocabulary

Reading: Top 10 national and state parks in Oregon

Oregon has only one national park but is by no means lacking in scenery. With 360 miles of public beach, gorges, wild rivers, forested peaks and fossil-rich desert, the state is packed with natural wonders

Wizard Island in Crater Lake National Park

Crater Lake national park

Today, Crater Lake national park in western Oregon is known for having one of the deepest, clearest lakes in the world, but 7,700 years ago, the landscape stunned witnesses for a different reason: the eruption of the Mount Mazama volcano, which created Crater Lake, is thought to be one of the greatest geologic catastrophes ever witnessed by humans. After it erupted, Mount Mazama collapsed, leaving behind a crater more than 1,200 metres deep – and 8km north to south and 10km east to west – that eventually filled with rain and snowmelt.

Comprehension Culture Learning Reading Vocabulary

Reading: Wild swimming in the UK

The secluded beauty of wild swimming in the UK makes for the perfect alfresco dip – and you’re never too far away from great campsites, castles, gardens, pubs and restaurants either

Wild SwimmingTaking the plunge … the UK’s wild swimming spots are worth making a splash over.

Comprehension Culture Learning Vocabulary

Idiom of the day

Hit the books

hit the books

To study, especially for a test or exam. 

Culture Reading Vocabulary

Recipe: Pepper Jack Potatoes


Pepper Jack Potatoes Recipe

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4.

You can use either russets or Yukon gold for this dish. The russets are trickier to keep from overcooking, the Yukons hold their shape easier. If you end up overcooking the potatoes, you can mash them for pepperjack mashed potatoes.

Comprehension Learning Vocabulary


«One of the greatest and simplest tools for learning more and growing is doing more.»

Washington Irving


Comprehension Learning Vocabulary

Useful Expressions for your phone calls


Comprehension Culture Grammar Vocabulary

TODAY’S PHRASE: On the right track

Are you on the right track?


If you are on the right track, you are doing or thinking something in a way which could lead to a good outcome.